ADPH Associate Workshop 2021

Virtual delegate pack 

Thank you for registering to attend our Associate workshop this year. This is your virtual delegate pack – containing all the information you’ll need ahead of the session. Please be advised that we’ll continue to update this page, so be sure to check back in for more updates. 

This year the workshop will be run using MS Teams. The joining link will be added to the calendar invite few hours before the session. If you have any queries about the registration process, or any technical issues joining, please contact

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Claire Beynon is a Consultant in Public Health with Public Health Wales, working in the Policy and International Health team. She completed her Master’s in Public Health from Cardiff University, and is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Swansea, and an Honorary Lecturer at Cardiff University with a particular interest in leadership and management. Claire is a Member of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) by examination. She was the FPH Chair of the UK Specialty Registrar Committee in 2015/16 and is still involved with several of the FPH Special Interest Groups. Claire has worked in the NHS in the UK for more than ten years in a variety of senior roles.

Mary Orhewere is an Assistant Director of Public Health and a lifelong advocate and influencer of people, places and communities. After training as a medical doctor, she moved on to a successful NHS management career before being drawn to specialist training in Public Health.

Mary brings a naturally engaging and inclusive style to activities. She has been central to the Covid-19 response for the city of Birmingham, the UK’s 2nd city and largest unitary authority where she has helped protect the 1.2 million residents, thousands of businesses, hundreds of schools and universities.

Mary coaches people and community groups, internationally as well as in the UK, to realise their potential more fully. She supports a strength based approach to sustainable development that minimises donor dependency and has a track record of delivery through partnering with agencies . Recent ventures have ranged from nurturing vulnerable young people in Suffolk to introducing beekeeping to subsistence farmers in Abuja.

Rupert trained in general medicine, psychiatry and public health as he followed the path from addressing physical to mental, and finally to social causes of ill-health across the UK. Rupert has held clinical and managerial roles in the NHS, local government, academia and the community, voluntary and the faith sector.

Rupert leads the delivery of the Doncaster Health and Wellbeing strategy, reducing health inequalities including the Well Doncaster pathfinder as part of the Well North programme, joining up approaches to mental health and worklessness and getting Doncaster more physically active.

He co-led the establishment of the award-winning Doncaster Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) National Demonstration site and subsequently was part of the NICE guideline development group for common mental health problems. He led the award-winning Early Lung Cancer Intervention in Doncaster (3-week cough campaign) social marketing project which influenced the ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ programme which he helped develop with the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis in Cancer steering group. He is a member of the National Institute for Health Research dissemination advisory group.

The three values that underpin the work of the Doncaster public health team are ‘learn by doing, ‘make the invisible visible’ and ‘show relentless kindness’.

Prof Ashton was appointed Director of Public Health for Liverpool City Council in April 2020 and is also Honorary Professor, Department of Public Health and Policy, University of Liverpool.He leads a team of 30 people covering a range of public health activities including the commissioning of public health services, health protection, health improvement, health care public health, embedding health in all policies approaches and addressing the wider determinants of health. Prof Ashton is passionate about bringing together the best people and partnerships in the region to improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities in the communities we serve. Prof Ashton is the programme director for the Liverpool Health Partners Live Well programme, and also works closely with other directors of public health across Cheshire and Merseyside, as part of the CHAMPS public health collaborative, leading on Strategic Intelligence and Research, Communications, Social Marketing, and Strategic Partnerships. Prof Ashton is also the lead Director of Public Health for the Liverpool City Region Violence Reduction Partnership, and for Food Active.

Greg Fell is a Director of Public Health in Sheffield. He graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in biochemistry and physiology in 1993. He has worked as a social researcher in a maternity unit; a number of roles in health promotion and public health before joining the public health training scheme. Greg worked as a consultant in public health in Bradford in the PCT then Bradford council. Since Feb 2016 he has worked for Sheffield as director of public health.

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The ADPH Mentoring scheme, which was originally developed with the support of PHE, aims to support new, interim or acting DsPH as well as Consultants and Deputy DsPH with any challenges they are facing within their role. The scheme matches DsPH who have had substantial experience in the role with less experienced colleagues who will benefit from their support, advice, and guidance. Feedback collected over the years has confirmed that participants have benefitted greatly from these working relationships.Click here to find out more.

The ADPH Virtual Masterclass on Local Government Law and Practice will take place on the 01st November (10:00-13:00).

This workshop will be delivered by Luis Andrade who is a Principal Lawyer (Adults Children and Education Team) at Hertfordshire County Council. Luis specialises in providing advice on Adult Care, Child Protection and Public Health. Click here to find out more.

The ADPH Virtual Annual Conference 2021 will take place on the 11th November (10:00-12:30).

This year’s theme will be “Public Health working together”. Confirmed speakers include: Prof Chris Whitty, CMO for England Dr Gregor Smith, CMO for Scotland Dr Frank Atherton, CMO for Wales Sir Michael McBride, CMO for Northern Ireland Click here to find out more.
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